Stay Focused at Work: 4 Ideas You Can Try

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

If you are really bouncing around, you might have 10 or 15 decision points in one day! Think about how much time you have before the next locked-in thing on your schedule. What is the best thing to do next, in the time you have? Savor each decision point in your day.

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Finding Two Awesome Hours a Day

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Think about it: Out of all of the hours you work each week, how many are really awesome, where you feel like you are working on the most important, super strategic things and completely in the zone, loving every minute of it? What is the best thing to do next, in the time you have?

5 Ways to Make Progress Daily and Keep Your #NPCOMM Work on Track

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Making a little progress every day is really important to staying motivated and happy in your work. But when you feel like you are getting pulled in a hundred different directions, as many nonprofit communicators are, that can be tough. Savor each decision point in your day.

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DUMB = Only Marketing Planned Gifts to Supporters When They Are About to Die


Keep in mind that both of my parents are gone. Both left modest gifts to charities in their estate plans.]. . All organizations COULD find out who is interested in making a legacy gift decision and what kind of gift would make sense for each person.

The Behavioral Science of Fundraising Metrics

The Agitator

You’ve heard us talk about applying behavioral science to help nudge donors in the right direction with topics like: Symmetrically structuring your symbolic gifts. What happens in your brain as you donate. And they hate the option of program B, where they can’t lock in gains.

4 questions to ask before checking the box

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

A few years ago, Bonny Wolf told a great story on NPR that goes something like this: In Chicago, a friend cuts off the end of roast beef before she cooks it. Established nonprofits and companies create cultures that inadvertently lock in this dynamic. ” In the spirit of rejecting the familiar frame we’re given, here are four questions to ask yourself before you check the same old box: 1.

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An Open Letter to Convio

Sea Change Strategies

The day you go public you will be locked in a permanent, intense conflict of interest between your stockholders and your customers. During my quasi-involuntary Kintera years, Sphere was, in the inimitable words of a then-colleague, neither smooth nor round.]. Vinay continues to be a major thought leader in fundraising, and an inspiring colleague. You’ve turned some of the hardest-to-please folks I know in the space into some of your most passionate supporters.